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Washington State Prevention Summit Wraps Up

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YAKIMA--The Washington State Prevention Summit wrapped up today.  The annual conference teaches students, parents and teachers strategies to prevent teen drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse. 

This year's keynote speaker was LaMar Hudson, A self-proclaimed former bully who grew up in an abusive household in East Tacoma.  Now he uses hip-hop music to try to keep kids away from destructive decisions.

"[Kids have to] stay on task, stay focused and think about the consequences if they choose to make bad choices and definitely encourage them to make positive choices."

About 700 people from all over the state attended this year's convention.  Today students from several high schools unveiled new strategies and events designed to give classmates something to do besides abusing drugs or alcohol.

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